B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    D+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
Catholic University of America is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Address
620 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20064
Website

Catholic University of America Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
SAT Range
1020-1230
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Catholic University of America

Cost

Net Price
$36,585/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $33,078/ year
  • $30-48k
    $30,630/ year
  • $49-75k
    $31,609/ year
  • $76-110k
    $33,587/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,221/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.51 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.52 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,331Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Vineyard vines, sperrys, and Church
    29%
  • Preppy, motivated, career-oriented, smart
    16%
  • These are great. BOTH. not the sharpest, but in VV
    10%
  • All of the above
    10%
  • Preppy, drunk, attractive, smart, white, southern
    10%
  • Devoted to studies and multiple interests
    6%
  • Not the sharpest tack in the box
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
65%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.66 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.67 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Strong sense of community.
    28%
  • Good classes, pretty campus, expensive
    24%
  • Expensive, boring but beautiful.
    17%
  • Great community, beautiful campus, great programs
    10%
  • Underrated
    10%
  • Weeding out the weak
    7%
  • Attempted dorm confessions on thirsty thursdays
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses
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THE Catholic University of America, is a school unlike any other. With a fairly small to mid-sized population they offer expansive programs fora multitude of disciplines. Diversity on the campus is growing, with a population lacking minorities it certainly is not closed off from others. the have alliances for any race and encourage new clubs to be created as the student population finds fit. Being Located in Washington D.C there is no lack of activities for those attending this school. With a metro system right on the campus its only a 10 minute ride into the city. The City is full of attractions consisting of restaurants, museums, outdoor festivities (concerts, festivals, etc.)
Review Catholic University of America
Catholic University of America is unique among all of the country’s Catholic colleges and universities in that we are the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States chartered by the Holy See and founded by the Catholic bishops.
The University is located in the heart of Washington, D.C.
From the D.C. Metrorail system, adjacent to campus, you're just a 10-minute Metrorail ride from Capitol Hill, the Smithsonian Institution, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, and Union Station.
Four years of the best memories of my life! The people I met are now lifelong friends. The education I received was superior beyond compare, and the religious backbone of the university continues to be my anchor in my life. Catholic University exceeded my expectations and I highly recommend the school.